Château de BRANDON for the fans of heraldry!

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Brandon château is a good example of Middle Ages military architecture with the 13th century drawbridge's entries.

                                 In the middle of nowhere and built on the remains of a Gallo-Roman camp,Brandon château was a part of the Dutchy of Burgundy's military defense up until the 15th century.The 50 minutes tour guided by the owner,Jacques de Masin includes the visit of a passionating exhibition on heraldry:after that,I plan to have my own coat of arms:as charge,a  monkey de gueules et d'argent(white)

                                  Brandon is an excellent example of military architecture of the Middle Ages with its upper and lower walled courtyards,the 12th century path around and the 13th century drawbridge tower with two entries(one for the pedestrians).

Jacques de Masin the owner shares his heraldic hobby in a very interesting exhibition on heraldry:I learn that eveybody may have a coat of arms even the commoners like me:mine will be de gueules d'argent with a monkey in the middle!
The main building modified in the 17th century in a residence is inhabited all year round by the owner.No photography is allowed inside the château.

                                  Outside close to the dovecote without roof, one can have wonderful panoramic views.

Opening hours:

From April 15th to September 30th,Brandon is open everyday from 12.30pm to 5.30pm

Fees:6,50 euro,3,80 under 15

Château de Brandon

71670 St Pierre-de-Varennes  cellphone:+33685554516

The owner speaks a good English.

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Brandon château is a good example…
Brandon château is a good exampl…
Jacques de Masin the owner shares …
Jacques de Masin the owner shares…
at the beginning of the tour
at the beginning of the tour
the main building was modified in …
the main building was modified in…
aerial view@chateaudebrandon
aerial view@chateaudebrandon
exhibition on heraldry
exhibition on heraldry
the 2 entries of the 13th drawbrid…
the 2 entries of the 13th drawbri…
in the courtyard
in the courtyard
panoramic view
panoramic view
panoramic view
panoramic view
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